Home » Search Center » Results: Russ Johnson

Results for "Russ Johnson"

Advanced search options

Results for pages tagged "Russ Johnson"...


Russ Johnson


Brooklyn based trumpeter Russ Johnson is an active performer in the jazz, improvised, and contemporary classical music scenes throughout the U.S. and abroad. In addition to leading his own groups, and co-leading The Other Quartet and New Math, Russ is currently touring as a member of Lee Konitz' new nonet and the Steve Swallow/Ohad Talmor "L'Histoire du Clochard" sextet. In addition, Russ has performed with a long list of musical heavyweights including; Kenny Wheeler, Bill Frisell, Joe Lovano, Richie Beirach, Mark Ribot, Charles Earland, David Liebman, Joe Maneri, The Jazz Passengers, Oliver Lake, Myra Melford, Anthony Davis, Mick Rossi, Elvis Costello, Debbie Harry, Michael Bublé, Curtis Fowlkes, Roy Nathanson, Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Brian Blade, Dick Oatts, Aretha Franklin, Tony Malaby, Jenny Scheinman, and Mat Maneri. Russ is also active as an educator/clinician, having taught at colleges and universities across the U.S


Live at the Uptowner

Label: Calligram Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Fitzroy; Third Birthday (this many); Sundogs; The Illusionist's Sister; Shuffle Boil; Comanche; Quirks; Waking Hour; Horizontal Heartburn.



Label: Calligram Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Skips; The Slow Reveal; Long Branch; REM Unit; Agnomen; Veiled Invitation; TRM; Dog Gone It; Coda.



Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: The Boot; What Love; Sheep Shank; Nostalgia; Comment Section; Gnosis.



Label: Calligram Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Dave’s Intro; Deep Ellum; Quaver; Nao Faz Mal; Plucky; 5 in 3; Solid Jackson.


Article: Album Review

Ethan Philion: Gnosis

Read "Gnosis" reviewed by John Chacona

When it comes to making memorable entrances, Ethan Philion is on a par with Seinfeld's Kramer. The jny: Chicago bassist burst into the scene with Meditations on Mingus (Sunnyside Records, 2022), an audacious debut recording on which he arranged familiar selections and deep cuts from the towering jazz bassist Charles Mingus. On Gnosis, the forces are ...


Article: Album Review

Geof Bradfield Quintet: Quaver

Read "Quaver" reviewed by Jack Bowers

While tenor saxophonist Geof Bradfield's versatile Chicago-based quintet does not play “free jazz" on Quaver-- customary rhythmic and harmonic precepts underline every number--the music is explicitly adventurous and forward-looking, as Bradfield and his mates seize every chance to take flight within prescribed boundaries. All the compositions are Bradfield's, and they range from powerful ...


Article: Album Review

Russ Johnson Quartet: Reveal

Read "Reveal" reviewed by Troy Dostert

While he has appeared on seemingly countless releases as a sideman, trumpeter Russ Johnson remains chronically under-recorded as a leader. It thus comes as a cause for rejoicing whenever one sees his name at the top of a release. Thankfully, Calligram Records has helped redress that problem with Reveal, Johnson's latest offering featuring a quartet with ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Darius Jones, Lakecia Benjamin, Teddy Edwards and More

Read "Darius Jones, Lakecia Benjamin, Teddy Edwards and More" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

This show features saxophonists such as Darius Jones, Teddy Edwards, and Lakecia Benjamin, the big band music of Horace Tapscott, and a lot more. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air (Mosaic) 00:00 Henriette Muller “Memories of a ...



Label: Not Two Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Exordium / Salt; Sweat The Grub / On The Floor; Razorlip; Lungfish; Sometimes; Backfire.


Contest Giveaways
One sec... We'll be back with another contest giveaway soon.
Jazz Polls
Vote for your favorite saxophonists, vocalists, trombonists, trumpet players and vibraphonists.
Publisher's Desk
Mega Venue Clean Up & More Imported Events Including Dizzy's in NYC
Read on...

Get more of a good thing!

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories, our special offers, and upcoming jazz events near you.